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Supervisors Seek Recycling Grant

If you could spend $4,000, but know that you would recoup another $70,000 or $80,000 would you do it?

The Falls Township Supervisors advanced a measure that’s expected to pay the Township much more than its initial investment. The fiscally responsible board approved a $4,000 proposal from F.X. Browne, Inc. for completion of the Township’s 2016 recycling grant application. In previous years, the company has helped Falls obtain state grants for $83,753 (2014) and an estimated $77,947.08 for 2015.

“To pay $4,000 and get roughly $80,000 in return is a no-brainer,” Supervisors Chairman Bob Harvie said.

Grant amounts are based on total tonnage for residential and commercial properties in 2016. F.X. Browne, Inc., as part of its proposal, will obtain valid documentation needed for the application.

Harvie encouraged residents and businesses to recycle as much material as possible.

“You really can recycle virtually everything at this point if it’s a paper product,” he said. “The more we recycle as a community, the more money we get as a community.”

Haulers make it even easier to recycle with single-stream recycling, which allows for paper, plastic and cans to be co-mingled in the same container. Recycling materials can be placed in any receptacle, provided it’s marked as being recycling and not mistaken for trash. More information about recycling can be found here. Falls has 22-gallon and 32-gallon recycling containers available for purchase at the municipal building.



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